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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

General Studies (B.G.S.)


128 DEGREE HOURS

The Bachelor of General Studies is a flexible degree program designed to serve the needs of individuals who have earned numerous credits but other have not completed their degrees. Students work with an advisor to determine course equivalencies and to develop an appropriate degree completion plan.  Students earning a B.G.S. complete all regental and institutional general education requirements, as well as 15 credit hours of coursework in each of three emphasis areas. Majors and minors are not available within the B.G.S., and eligibility is limited to students who have completed at least 64 credit hours. A separate application process is required; contact the Center for Academic and Career Planning for more information.

Institutional and Regental Requirements (39 hours)


System General Education Requirements (30 hours)


Composition 6cr
Oral Communication 3cr
Social Sciences (in 2 disciplines) 6cr
Humanities-Fine Arts 6cr
Mathematics 3cr
Natural Sciences 6cr

Institutional Graduation Requirements (9 hours)*


Specific B.G.S. Degree Requirements (48 hours)


Capstone course (3 hours):


15 credit hours of coursework in each of three emphasis areas selected from the list below (45 hours):


  • Allied Health
  • Business
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Science, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Technology
  • Wellness

Electives (41 hours)


Note: At least 32 credits hours towards the degree must be at the upper-division level.


 In addition, students must meet the institutional credit requirement and must pass the proficiency examination as mandated by the Board of Regents; see Institutional Credit Requirement .